City commissioners are asking for strategies to smooth traffic on New Jersey Road as Magnolia Montessori Academy plans a 54 percent jump in student population and Geneva Classical Academy prepares to move into its new campus nearby. More
Fifty years after their school’s final graduation, students who attended Rochelle High School in its final years gathered to reminisce, philosophize on discipline and the decline in respect among students and recall the first years of school integration in Lakeland.
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The building at 1109 E. Main St. that once housed the Kau Kau Koner nightspot and El Greco restaurant before that is being demolished. The property was purchased in January by Alternative Capital Holdings of Tampa for $88,000. This Facebook post by Merlin Amusements has prompted a lot of nostalgic memories from former patrons.
The team behind the Yard on Mass food truck park and taproom broke ground this afternoon in a brief ceremony. The venue at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Parker Street is expected to open this fall. Supported in part by the Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency, Yard on Mass joins neighbors like Haus 820 as part of the city’s efforts to revitalize the neighborhood’s commercial strip.
A man suspected in a Dixieland shooting that sent a 23-year-old woman to the hospital Monday evening turned himself in to authorities this morning after his photo was posted on social media, Lakeland police said. Trayvion Arrington, 18, has been arrested on a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm, according to spokesman Gary Gross. More
The Yard on Mass food-truck park and beer hall easily jumped a hurdle this morning on its way to an expected May 9 groundbreaking and fall opening.
Two churches near the site at North Massachusetts Avenue and Parker Street sent no representatives to object, so the Lakeland Board of Adjustments and Appeals quickly approved an alcohol variance at a special meeting. More
During a one-year test of a “road diet” reducing Florida Avenue in Dixieland from five lanes to three, an unprecedented collection of data will supplement community feedback in determining how the project affects safety, travel time, economic impact and effects on nearby roads. Eleven sensors along the corridor are already collecting speed and travel-time data, and traffic counters will be installed at each intersection.
Diners gazing out the large picture windows at the rear of the the Grasslands Clubhouse would be forgiven if they can’t imagine the manicured golf course in front of them and lakeside houses off to the right were once the site of a phosphate plant and a small mining community called San Gully.
The community was built just over a century ago by the Lakeland Phosphate Co., and its residents mined the land until 1945 under a succession of owners. More
An awkward five-way intersection at the north end of Lake Beulah would become a roundabout with four access points, under a plan being floated by city officials. Members of the public will have a chance to learn more and comment on the proposal at two public meetings scheduled for later this month. More